A decent burger is as hard to find as it is a true feast for all the senses. Forget all the bull about being unhealthy, having too much meat and the like. It’s burgers ! After Berlin city, also Vienna has a new burger place by 25hours hotel – the Burger de Ville. In the media appraised as „Berlin’s best burgers“ I was of course waiting for something special.
The burgers are sold out of an vintage, american-style trailer. Shiny and polished it is placed on a nice and fairly quiet spot in the city center, right next to the 25hours hotel. It is the second franchise, and as it seems more are planned. In front of the trailer are some benches, but as the weather get’s nicer the meadow invites you to chill out on the grass a bit.
The place is nice. The service (all germans) is very relaxed – sometimes too relaxed to realize you, even if there is no crowd there. They advertise to have 100% angus beef, which seems to be of german origin. The burgers are offered in single/double size, as sides there are fries (salted/parmesan-rosemary/garlic-parsley) and some sauces.
The presentation is very nice, the food is served on wooden platters and looks delicious. First impression: The burger (single) is VERY small. The bread is definetely better than standard „McDonalds“ bread, but you taste the corn flour a lot and it is also a little on the dusty side. The meat patty is very thin (approx. 8mm), it tastes good – very meaty with a nice maillard-touch, though it was also quite dry both times I tried it. The first one was a BBQ-Burger, which had a really good sauce inside. The fries were OK, though a more salty and intense cheese would have been great (like greek kefalotyri). The chili mayonnaise was not hot and boring convenience.
My second try was a single cheeseburger. Made with Emmental, it lacked some kind of spicyness and the cheese was not „cheesy“ enough. Again the patty was very thin and on the dry side.
The single burgers are between 4.4 and 5.3 per piece (calculate 10€ for a whole menue) – but even together with fries they won’t make you full! I would recommend a try – if you are not really hungry go there, grab a burger and enjoy the sun. But I’m afraid I won’t become a regular there…